Earlier this week, you may have seen my short little post You Snooze, You Lose - No More 2008 White House Ornaments available from the White House Historic Association.
In true ActiveRain fashion, members stepped up to the plate to help me out. There were not many comments, but three out of the first six offered suggestions for obtaining them and two people emailed me with specific contact information. What are the odds that such a random post would be read by people familiar with these ornaments, people who may have a source for them? Talk about quality comments!
But there's more to this story...
PETER GACICIA, President/CEO of Friends of the White House, must have a Google alert set up for "White House Ornament" that led him to my ActiveRain post. He emailed me to say that his organization is offering the first in a series of hand-blown glass ornaments this year. When I clicked through to their website, this is what I found:
Isn't this stunning?
These ornaments are hand-blown glass, hand-painted with original art, historically accurate, silvered, and gift-boxed.
When I saw this, I immediately contacted Mr. Gacicia and asked for permission to display the image on ActiveRain, and he was happy to oblige. I don't blame him... he's proud of this ornament and wants everyone to see it.
The inaugural ornament in this new collection depicts our first president, George Washington, supervising construction of the White Houses. (How's that for a tie-in to real estate?)
If you're as taken with this as I am, you'll want to visit Friends of the White House and see the full description of this beautiful ornament. You might even want to order one!
Thank you, Peter Gacacia, for contacting me about this and for sending me a complimentary ornament. It certainly won't be my last in this new collection! (UPDATE: It arrived today, and this ornament is exquisite... even prettier than the picture. I am thrilled with it!)
I just hope they offer a subscription sign-up so I'll get a reminder each year when new ornaments become available. That may be the only way to save me from myself - I don't want to miss any in this collection.
ActiveRain has brought me listings, sales, referrals, friends, knowledge (arguably even "expertise"), and now this stunning White House Christmas ornament.
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